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Spicy Mac & Cheese with roasted veg

Spicy Mac & Cheese with roasted veg

Mac & Cheese is a firm favourite in our household. There's pasta, there's cheese - it's hard not to like this eternal combination! But here's our recipe of this classic with a spicy kick and roasted vegetables to make it into an even more sumptuous and wholesome family dinner!  Here's what you need to make our version of a spicy Mac and cheese with roasted veg.  Ingredients: 100 grams Conchiglie Wholewheat pasta from Donna Pastaia1/2 cup grated Cheddar Cheese (Old Hill)1/2 cup grated Gouda cheese (Old Hill)1 cup diced capsicum1cup broccoli florets3-4 garlic cloves -chopped1 habanero pepper - chopped0.5 tbsp...

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Cold Pasta Caprese Salad - with our tri-colour Conchiglie

Cold Pasta Caprese Salad - with our tri-colour Conchiglie

A most delightful, colourful plate of cold pasta  salad that is super easy to whip up and is ideal for summers.  We've used really simple, local ingredients for our caprese pasta salad: 100 gms Conchiglie - Pasta Mista (this has three colours of spinach, turmeric and beet) 100 gms Mozarella Cheese 100 gms Tomatoes (abou 2 small/medium) 100 grams Basil  2 tablespoon Olive Oil 1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar (you can substitute for regular vinegar or apple cider and use in small quantity to begin with and add as per taste preference) Salt and pepper to taste Cut the cheese and...

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Date Night Pasta Ideas - Pappardelle with Vodka Sauce

Date Night Pasta Ideas - Pappardelle with Vodka Sauce

Super simple, super impressive, super delicious. All things a perfect date night meal should be. Cook this up with your usual pantry staples -as long as vodka is one of your staples too ;) All you need is: 150 grams Donna Pastaia Pappardelle pasta  2 cups tomato puree 1 medium/small onion finely chopped 1/2 cup heavy cream 4 cloves garlic 1 tbsp olive oil 25 ml Vodka Salt and Pepper to taste, and cheese and herbs to serve 1. In a saucepan brown garlic and onion in olive oil for 1-2 minutes, and then add tomato puree. Cook until the...

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One-pot Garden Vegetable Marinara with Spinach Fettuccine

One-pot Garden Vegetable Marinara with Spinach Fettuccine

With all your daily dose of greens this one pot marinara sauce is one of our pasta sauce staples. It looks like a riot of colours on a plate and tastes divine. Hope you enjoy cooking up your own pasta bowls of goodness with this super simple recipe. Buon Appetito! To create this you need:  2 servings Donna Pastaia's Spinach Whole Wheat& Semolina Fettuccine 125gms For the marinara sauce: Tomatoes - 400gms diced  Garlic - 4 cloves finely chopped  Onion - 1 medium/small finely chopped Zucchini - 1cup diced Bell peppers (red / yellow)- 1 cup diced Carrot - 1/2...

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Dragon Fruit Fettuccine Recipes

Dragon Fruit Fettuccine Recipes

This fun, light, and absolutely divine pasta comes together in under 15 minutes! It is an absolutely fun pasta to make, looks gorgeous and tastes even better. We are using our limited edition dragon fruit fettuccine, made with dragon fruit pulp for that blush pink colour. To enjoy the colour and hints of fruitiness in the pasta, we decided to pair it with a really simple, vegan, lemon avocado dressing. Avocado adds the vibrant colour, the wonderful creaminess and the lemon brings it all alive! Try out this really easy recipe for a delightful plate of food. INGREDIENTS: 120 grams...

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